Expatistan's Cost of Living Map of Asia

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This map shows only the top cities in the world. We also have a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Expatistan Cost of Living Index in Asia

Ranking City Price Index: *
1st Hong Kong 232
2nd Singapore 196
3rd Tokyo (Japan) 156
4th Shanghai (China) 134
5th Taipei (Taiwan) 116
6th Bangkok (Thailand) 103
7th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 84
8th Jakarta (Indonesia) 77
9th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 74
10th Delhi (India) 61
11th Bangalore (India) 59
12th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 57
13th Pune (India) 52

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

What is Expatistan?

Expatistan is a cost of living calculator that allows you to compare the cost of living between cities around the world. The comparisons allow you to get a better understanding of the cost of living of any city before you move there.

What makes us unique is that we collect the prices that we use to calculate our cost of living index from visitors like you. Naturally, the more data entered, the more accurate the index and the calculations will be.

That's why we need your help to keep prices accurate and up to date. You can help by entering the prices that you know in Prague.

Prices recently added

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  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Indore costs ₨56 (24 minutes ago)
  • 40′ flat screen tv in Masvingo costs $100 (35 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Aarhus costs kr18,000 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Addis Ababa costs 2,000 Birr (about 2 hours ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Helsinki costs €9 (about 2 hours ago)

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